School holidays, huh? It's been quieter around the blog traps and I know I'm struggling to fit the kids in with my 'usual routine'. Or should that be the other way around?
Monday the kids went to a Cartooning workshop (which they loved). Tuesday we had friends over to play and Cappers had a big gymnastics event. Yesterday we all went to a cricket day with Michael Clarke that was sponsored by Milo. Every now and then a little PR "would you like to come" invite lands in my inbox and I think "well, yes actually, we would".
We went to the cricket day because Max has launched himself on the junior cricket world this year. I say "launched" but it's more like he's gently placed himself down. When I enthusiastically (you know that extra-loud enthusiasm we all brim with when we think we're onto something the kids will love and we're just so excited to tell them about it) said, "would you like to go to a cricket day and meet Michael Clarke?!" he said, "who?" and I said, "you know, that skinny dude who used to go out with the Bingle trainwreck?" and he said, "oh, him! Sure".
Well, that's not quite the conversation, but you get the idea. We took one of his team mates along (a boy who actually knew who Michael Clarke is and brought a tiny cricket bat along for him to sign). Poor kid got hit in the nuts by a fast ball, but luckily Michael knew a thing or two about taking one in the nuts (sorry? what was that?) and gave him some tips about dealing with the blow. These included: have a drink of water. Bit like the computer geek telling you to turn your computer off and then back on again, don't you think?
Anyway, with the whole holiday thing going on and a job to take care of, there's been absolutely no checking out what's happening in social media (except my colleague Awesome Amazing Alex - that's really her name - directed me to this awesome amazing post about headlines). But I did read all of last week's Rewind posts and here are my favourites:
Tricia told me that I don't have to wash my clothes very often and it's my new favourite housekeeping tip.
Katie at Mumabytes talked honestly about the stigma of having a caesarean. As a mother of 3 babies born 3 different ways, I read this one with lots of head nodding.
That brave and clever Lila is at it again with her guerrilla home reno, this time casting her own concrete workbenches.
And Jo from BabbleOn City told us about Operation Christmas Child and I dug up an old shoebox immediately.
And CONGRATULATIONS to Weekend Rewind frogger Renee from Nee Say on the birth of Jessica. Well done, mumma!
That's it from me, enjoy the rest of the school holidays if you're knee-deep in them.
What are you up to lately?